Results for - Chronic lower respiratory diseases

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Chronic lower respiratory diseases comprise the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. The most deadly of these is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which makes it hard to breathe and includes two diseases: Emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Are you surprised to know that these lung diseases cause so much death?

1. Chronic lower respiratory diseases comprise the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. The most deadly of these is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which makes it hard to breathe and includes two diseases: Emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Are you surprised to know that these lung diseases cause so much death?

Yes
23%
296 votes
No
61%
778 votes
Undecided
6%
73 votes
Not Applicable
10%
133 votes
Cigarette smoking is the main cause of COPD. If you smoke, you are 12 times as likely to die of COPD as those who have never smoked. Have you ever been a cigarette smoker?

2. Cigarette smoking is the main cause of COPD. If you smoke, you are 12 times as likely to die of COPD as those who have never smoked. Have you ever been a cigarette smoker?

I used to smoke but quit a long time ago
21%
271 votes
I used to smoke but quit recently
6%
79 votes
Yes. I smoke now.
20%
254 votes
I've never smoked cigarettes
40%
518 votes
N/A
12%
149 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
9 votes
Damage to the lungs caused by COPD cannot be repaired. If the disease is found early, though, it might be possible to slow it down. If you have symptoms like shortness of breath, an ongoing cough, or chest tightness, your doctor can give you a simple test for COPD. Have you ever been tested for COPD?

3. Damage to the lungs caused by COPD cannot be repaired. If the disease is found early, though, it might be possible to slow it down. If you have symptoms like shortness of breath, an ongoing cough, or chest tightness, your doctor can give you a simple test for COPD. Have you ever been tested for COPD?

Yes
11%
137 votes
No
68%
867 votes
Undecided
5%
61 votes
Not Applicable
17%
215 votes
Warning signs of COPD are shortness of breath, chronic cough, chronic mucus production, wheezing, coughing up blood and chronic chest pain. Have you ever experienced any of these symptoms to the point where you got checked out by a healthcare professional?

4. Warning signs of COPD are shortness of breath, chronic cough, chronic mucus production, wheezing, coughing up blood and chronic chest pain. Have you ever experienced any of these symptoms to the point where you got checked out by a healthcare professional?

Yes
14%
184 votes
No
61%
779 votes
Undecided
5%
58 votes
Not Applicable
20%
259 votes
01/17/2016 Living 1280 19 Anonymous

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